Increasing In the Back Hump of the Stitch

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Broomstick Lace Class

Learn how to master Tunisian Crochet with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

Worked with a tool that's a cross between a crochet hook and a knitting needle, Tunisian crochet creates interesting textures and lends itself to bold color combinations. In this class, you'll learn the basic Tunisian stitches before making a versatile garment that's worn eight different ways. Jennifer Hansen teaches you how in her online Craftsy class Tunisian Crochet.

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One of the most elegant ways to increase a Tunisian Crochet fabric is to insert the hook into the back hump of the horizontal threads and pick up a loop.(see video below).



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Locate the forward vertical thread of the stitch in which you will perform the increase. It is indicated here with the knitting needle.


Tilt the fabric to see the spot where the vertical thread and the horizontal threads meet.


The bump running over the vertical thread is the back hump. Insert your hook here to pick up a loop when making an increase stitch.


Final appearance of increase stitches: the last 2 stitches made on the hook are back hump increase stitches.